1 ham bone that has meat still on it OR 2 cups thickly diced boneless ham
2½ cups (1 regular bag) green split peas
1 small onion, chopped
2 carrots, sliced thickly
5 cups water
1 bay leaf
1 tsp salt
5 whole peppercorns
⅛ tsp dehydrated dill, or a sprig of fresh
1 clove garlic, crushed
Add all ingredients to a 5-6 quart slow cooker. Set on low and cook for 6-8 hrs. Soup may have to be thinned with more water, depending on how your individual slow cooker cooks–5 cups of water was about right for my cooker and produced a thick, hearty soup.
If you like a thinner soup, use 6 cups water.